Reptile Patients

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We regularly see reptiles for wellness care, injuries and illnesses.

Since reptiles show very few obvious outward signs of illness, at least initially, we see all of our reptile patients once a year for a comprehensive health screening. Reptiles can be severely ill and not show it except for loss of appetite or activity.

Each year we:

  • Do a thorough physical exam
  • Check a fecal sample to assess for normal gut flora and screen for parasites
  • Recommend a complete blood count to screen for internal infections and inflammation
  • Discuss any questions or problems with diet, behavior, and husbandry

Bring along pictures of you reptile’s enclosure to your appointment. You can also email them before the visit. Our clinic was designed and equipped with the needs of ALL patients in mind. Our surgery, pharmacy, and exam rooms all have the proper tools to treat most reptile illnesses and injuries.We can compound medications into palatable liquids or give instruction on using injectable medications for reptiles. We use Sevoflurane gas for sedation or anesthesia which is considered the safest gas for reptiles.